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http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2016/8/26/12662564/time-to-panic-matt-ryan-playing-in-week-four-of-preseason

Time to panic: Matt Ryan playing in week four of preseason

By Matthew Chambers  @FalconsM5 on Aug 26, 2016, 3:41p 16 

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Dan Quinn must be worried.

The Atlanta Falcons fell apart in a historic fashion last season thanks in large part to a bad offense. They spent heavily on offense during the offseason. They made Alex Mack the highest paid center in the league and paid Mohamed Sanu a big sum of money considering his limited career success.

Then during the regular season dress rehearsal the offense was terrible. The entire starting offense was slow, conservative, and no one appeared to be on the same page. Another repeat of last season.

 

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Now eight-year veteran Matt Ryan will play in weak four of preseason, a job usually reserved for players still fighting for a roster spot. Oof.

 

This could mean Ryan will take one snap, hand off the ball, then hit the bench. It happened last year. However, this announcement feels more like Quinn is feeling some pressure. The highly paid starting offense could not move the ball against Miami's highly suspect secondary. Then fans were able to watch Adam Gase's no-huddle offense effortlessly move down the field, just a week after the Cleveland Browns did the same thing.

All of the problems from last year haven't been fixed and now Ryan might be playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars backups.

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15 minutes ago, nbostp said:

He should be playing and told if he doesn't play better this week that the team is going to seriously consider starting Schaub.  Maybe that would light a fire under his ***

His problems are in his head already and we really need him to succeed. Shaub has been an even bigger head case the last couple years. Matt needs to do what he has always said "we need to clean up a few things".

Just keep it light and show some confidence in him.

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Just now, HOYLE said:

His problems are in his head already and we really need him to succeed. Shaub has been an even bigger head case the last couple years. Matt needs to do what he has always said "we need to clean up a few things".

Just keep it light and show some confidence in him.

IMO if we continue to coddle Ryan it will lead to a 4 or 5 win season.

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15 minutes ago, nbostp said:

IMO if we continue to coddle Ryan it will lead to a 4 or 5 win season.

I am just as frustrated as anyone here, but this is ridiculous.  Man, just stop.  If they were coddling him, they wouldn't be playing him next week with a chance to do poorly against back-ups.  Go outside and get some air or something.

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38 minutes ago, coastiemike said:

I am just as frustrated as anyone here, but this is ridiculous.  Man, just stop.  If they were coddling him, they wouldn't be playing him next week with a chance to do poorly against back-ups.  Go outside and get some air or something.

hmmm...And what if he sucks against their scrubs? What then? But I do understand why they are going to put him out there. Right now he's just not ready for prime time.

 

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57 minutes ago, big_dog said:

Yep or 8-8 at best. We need to bench Ryan. He's well past his prime.

I agree with you that he is past his prime.  That's why I have said in other threads that we should explore trading him.  He is a declining asset that will never be worth more than he is right now.

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